Lawyer Tor Kjærvik killed in Oslo

Tor KjærvikPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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The man who was shot and killed on Røa in Oslo on Monday night was 70-year-old lawyer Tor Kjærvik, according to the police.

For many years, Kjærvik has been a lawyer in several highly publicized murder cases, including the Orderud case, where he was the defender for Kristin Kirkemo.

Several of Kjærvik’s lawyer colleagues are in mourning, newspaper VG reports.

The shooting took place at a private address at Røa just before 9 PM on Monday. A man in his 30s was quickly arrested and charged with murder.

The police have informed NTB that the accused is not known to the police from before. He is an ethnic Norwegian and a Norwegian citizen.

Police: The accused was in a close relationship with Kjærvik

The police confirmed that the accused man had a close relationship with Kjærvik.

“This is a very difficult case, and there are many considerations to take here,” section leader Anne Alræk Solem in the Oslo Police District told the press on Tuesday morning.

She confirmed that Kjærvik shared a close family relationship with the accused – a man in his 30s who was arrested by the police on Monday night.

“This is a difficult situation for the family,” Solem said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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